I bought a King 16" planer years ago. It's been a very good machine to me. A few years later a cousin bought a Delat, one that I don't see in their lineup any more. It was for all practical purposes identical to mine. Jet also has one that is identical, the JWP-160S. Their used to be an equipment company named Star and theirs was also identical. There may be others. That tells me that they are all likely made in Taiwan. Makita and Hitachi aren't any better in some cases. I have a 1900B Makita 3 1/8" power planer. When I was looking for blades for it on ebay I found out that Hitachi also uses the same blades on their model 1900B and it was identical in every way but colour. One seller on ebay showed pictures and names of all the planers that used those blades and there were at least 2 more with identical housings and about 18 more with different housings which may or may not have been made by the same company. You really can't say for sure who made a tool no matter who's name is on it.
Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.